Ontario Resident Fined $7,500 for Possession of Unmarked Tobacco
Convicted: Skyler Gall
Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act
Date of Offence: April 28, 2018
Date of Conviction: July 11, 2018, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court
Penalty Imposed: A fine of $7,500 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.
Background: On April 28, 2018, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 40,800 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.